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What AI can do for the CE industry

Productivity, safety and uptime are crucial drivers in the CE industry, where machine downtime can cost more than $1 million per day.

Automation and the embrace of technology

Telematics and IoT are other aspects of automation that are finding their way in construction equipment.

Transforming pre-owned CE industry

In the used construction equipment industry, CRM plays a pivotal role in fostering lasting relationships with clients and optimising business processes.

Vision 2030 Drives Growth

The compaction equipment industry in India has witnessed significant technological advancements in recent years. Manufacturers are integrating advanced features, such as GPS technology and telematics, into their machines to enhance precision and efficiency.

Interview: Ramesh Palagiri, MD & CEO, Wirtgen India

Ramesh Palagiri speaks on the company’s participation at Excon.

The Indian CE industry crossed 1,00,000-unit sales in 2022-2023

Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, speaks on the growing market for construction equipment in India.

Building the Future

The market for wheel loaders is seeing fresh traction due to the buoyancy in road construction activities. Fresh off take of coal due to a surge in thermal power production is adding to the demand.

Infra development is a primary growth driver of Indian economy

In this exclusive interaction, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, elaborates on the company’s partnership with the Gujarat Contractors Association (GCA) and K and D Communication to launch the inaugural edition of Gujarat CONEX 2023, which will be held from 21-23 September 2023 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Fuelling the future

Backhoe loader manufacturers are developing hybrid or fully electric backhoe loaders, which significantly reduce or eliminate fuel consumption and emissions.

CE sales cross one lakh unit mark in FY2022-23

The Indian construction equipment industry recorded an excellent 26 per cent growth YoY with sales crossing the one lakh unit mark in FY2022-23.

Eyeing New Heights

The construction equipment and equipment financing industries experienced a series of highs and lows throughout 2022. As the new financial year starts, both sectors turned their attention to infrastructure as the driving force for future growth.

CE industry grows by 25% in FY2023

The quick expansion in road and infrastructure development activity across the nation, fuelled by significant governmental expenditure as well as private sector initiatives, is the primary cause of this wise rise in the industry's fortunes.

Construction equipment sales grew 26% to cross 1 lakh mark in FY2022-23

YoY 28.5% growth in domestic sales, 3% growth in exports

Construction equipment ind. grows by 25% in FY2023

Construction equipment industry grows by 25% in FY2023

ConExpo: Taking CE industry to the next level

The event outperformed expectations in terms of attendance, bringing over 1,39,000 professionals from the construction and fluid power industries. With more than 2,400 exhibitors from 36 countries and 3 million square feet of exhibit space, it became the largest trade show in North America.

The Rise of Automation in CE Industry

In recent years, the industry has embraced automation as a way to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the quality of its products.

The Rise of Automation in CE Industry

In recent years, the industry has embraced automation as a way to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the quality of its products.

An Upward Trend for CE Industry

Off-Highway Research forecasts the market to grow by 9 per cent to 89,350 units in 2023 but predicts it to fall 7 per cent to 83,350 units in 2024 (the general election is scheduled that year).

Progressive Outlook of the Indian CE Industry

Alternative fuels will be a fair play for the future of the CE industry as the Government is also pushing the same for making India self-reliant.

Creating Compact Foundations

The upward trend of mechanisation in the construction and road-building industries is expected to drive the compaction equipment market in India.

Bringing the CE industry together

As one of the largest trade shows for the construction machinery sector, bauma CONEXPO INDIA enjoys support from important policy influencers in the Central and State governments.

We will focus on CE for road and retail segments

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director at Volvo CE India, speaks on their past experience at bauma CONEXPO India.

Coal continues to be the major demand driver in mining

Arvind K Garg, Senior Vice President and Head, L&T Construction and Mining Machinery, speaks on the construction and mining equipment market in India.

ACE’s Sorab Agarwal is Equipment India Person of the Year 2022 at 8th India Construction Festival

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

CE industry stalwarts honoured at Equipment India Awards 2022

Besides, the 10th Equipment India Awards 2022 presented 18 awards to construction equipment companies

Stalwarts of CE industry honoured at 10th Equipment India Awards

Sorab Agarwal is EI Person of the Year 2022

On track: double-digit growth

Distribution, digitisation and electrification are expected to be the key drivers of the earthmoving equipment industry in the coming years.

Country Roads Take Me Home

The slowdown in the road construction activity has been a drag for the construction equipment sector.

Loaded with opportunities

The wheel loader market is estimated to be valued at over $23.74 billion by 2030. It is anticipated to reach a CAGR of over 8.9 per cent during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

The Concrete Advantage!

The concrete equipment market is expected to rise on account of anticipated growth in the construction industry, increasing FDIs, and the rising number of smart city projects in the country.

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

Mahindra’s Construction Equipment Division (MCE) has launched its new range of BS4 backhoe loaders called the Mahindra EarthMaster SX. Interestingly, the company is making big claim with the promise of a disruptive customer value proposition.

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

Mahindra’s Construction Equipment Division (MCE) has launched its new range of BS4 backhoe loaders called the Mahindra EarthMaster SX. Interestingly, the company is making big claim with the promise of a disruptive customer value proposition

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

The company is guaranteeing the highest productivity per litre in the segment else they will take the machine back. Moreover, an uptime service guarantee is also being offered to customers.

CE export witnesses 60% growth in FY22

According to the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) the export of construction equipment has increased by 60 per cent in FY22 with earth-moving equipment witnessing 69 per cent growth in the last fiscal year.

India offers a huge opportunity for the growth of the CE industry

Ammann is a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure. Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Ammann India, speaks on the various technological display during Excon.

We have a positive outlook on future of power transmissions products

We have been participating in Excon, since its sixth edition. Over these editions, we have gathered many a positive experience and have watched this exhibition, mirror the growth of the construction equipment industry in India.

JCB’s thrust on digital technologies

Excon 2021 is indeed going to be the first major exhibition for the construction equipment industry, post-pandemic, hence, expectations are high. There is likely to be an even greater active participation by the industry than what we have seen in the past editions.

AI, IoT & automation are the future for CE industry

Propel has participated in every Excon right from its commencement. We have always had excellent customer response and the number of visitors to our stall has seen huge jumps in every edition.

Opportunities for 45t class excavators are immense

Rahul Shorey National Head – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company.

Rise in steel and commodity prices has increased input cost

Anand Sundaresan Managing Director, Ammann India

Chasing Growth!

Despite rising input costs and transition to CEV stage-IV engines, the CE market is expecting a growth of over 11 per cent in 2022-23.

Hariharan: Customers are cautious in trying out alternative fuels

Anand Hariharan, Head – Product Development, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery, speaks on challenges the CE industry would face by moving to complete electric.

NIP can make CE tick

As per the ICEMA report, the Indian construction equipment (CE) industry has experienced a 23 per cent drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21.

The world is transitioning towards sustainable business practices.

Our emphasis has always been to keep the customer foremost in our mind. We have therefore, laid special emphasis on customer-friendly products and solutions that are easy to adapt to and help in enhancing usability and serviceability.

Semiconductor shortage to hamper ce industry

Global semiconductor shortages may curtail new equipment production,resulting in higher used equipment prices.

All eyes on Excon!

The year started with venues opening up slowly after a lull in the last two years. In line with the growth of the industry, the 11th edition of Excon—termed South Asia’s largest construction equipment (CE) and construction technology trade fair—will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from May 17-21.

CII Excon 2021 to aid India to become second largest CE market by 2030

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced the 11th edition of Excon, South Asia’s largest construction equipment, and construction technology trade fair, which will take place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru from May 17-21, 2022.

Why CE industry needs automation

The world is entering an age of robotics. Industrial robots have worked in the manufacturing sector for decades, and now they appear in most industries. Construction could be the next industry.

Bio Diesel Summit

Hosted by ICEMA, the Bio Diesel Summit, which was held virtually on January 24-25, 2022, stressed on substituting diesel with alternative fuels.

Budget 2022: Increased capex outlay for infrastructure development to drive demand for CE

The industry also welcomed the government’s efforts to mitigate the financial challenges of the MSME sector.

Indian construction equipment industry growth slumps in Q3FY22

On the back of slowdown in the construction activity, the Indian CE industry experienced 23% drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21, as per the ICEMA report.

Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX

“Innovation & Indigenization has been a way of life at AJAX, and we are proud to be a self-reliant Indian company for almost three decades” – Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer

Bonfiglioli India: Winning through product innovations & tech

Bonfiglioli has been enhancing construction equipment performance, efficiency, productivity, and reliability for more than 40 years.

Arvind K. Garg is EI Person of the Year 2021

Garg was awarded at the 9th Equipment India Awards.

7th India Construction Festival takes off with focus on tech

The most-awaited 7th India Construction Festival, organised by infrastructure think-tank, FIRST Construction Council & ASAPP Info Global Group, has commenced in Mumbai.

Wheel loaders can be used in any industry that deals with heavy loads

The construction equipment market has started to revive post the pandemic with increased demand of such machines and rising number of construction projects across the country.

Covid-19 has expedited the transition from manual processes to automated systems”

The demands on controllers and sensors used in construction machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural and forestry machinery, port facilities and cranes are extremely high. Units and machines are permanently exposed to harsh environments like heat, cold, moisture, mud, dust, shocks and vibrations and often even thunder and lightning.

AJAX introduces the ‘All new CEV Stage-IV’ compliant ARGOs

These engines are more environment friendly with well proven CRDi technology and After Treatment System (ATS) that reduces emission levels.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

Strengthening the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) secretariat by way of setting up of a new office space in New Delhi is an integral step towards achieving the Industry’s Vision Plan 2030: Building the Nation” said Sandeep Singh, President ICEMA while inaugurating the newly opened office.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

The Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) elected their President for the period 2021-23 during its Annual General Meeting held virtually on July 19, 2021.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

At CASE, our backhoe loaders are replete with advanced features

Backhoe loaders are one of the most popular and in demand construction equipment currently, accounting to nearly 65 per cent of the construction equipment segment in India.

Construction Technology: The need of the hour!

CW is organising the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT on July 22-23, 2021, virtually to identify proven, innovative and globally established construction technologies.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd will lead ICEMA, the apex association of CE industry.

ICEMA inaugurates new office in New Delhi

ICEMA’s New Office to help drive Construction Equipment Industry’s Vision 2030 Plan

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

Mahindra launches BSIV construction equipment range

Announces entry into lower HP BHL segment with EarthMaster SX Smart50

Second wave of pandemic has hit the production

Incorporated in 2002, SANY India was and offers the widest range of construction machinery in India and South Asia. Presently, SANY India offers products like excavators, truck mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, piling rigs, motor graders, pavers, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, mining equipment, wind turbine generators and many more. The company has already established a strong network of around 28 dealers and 135+ outlets across India to cater to the growing demand and provide sales and service support to all its customers and associates.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

WIRTGEN: Driving excellence on greenfield pro-jects

Purvanchal Expressway is a prestigious greenfield project under construction in India. It commences near village Chand Sarai, located at Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731), district Lucknow and concludes near village Haidaria on National Highway No.19, before 18 km of Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border, in district Ghazipur.

AJAX ARGO model’s mantra is ‘maximum productivity for your investment’

“AJAX ARGO Self-Loading Concrete Mixer (SLCM) delivers ‘Maximum Productivity for Your Investment’ says Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

Focus on infra to revive economic growth

The government’s focus on building infrastructure will create jobs and revive economic growth

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

Technological upgrades are perennial part of CE industry: Sandeep Mathur of CASE

Sandeep Mathur, Brand Leader, CASE India, speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India, and the upcoming digital technologies in motor graders.

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Sany launches first “Made in India” piling rig

Rural infra, healthcare to drive demand for CE

The construction equipment industry sees two emerging categories—infrastructure development in rural India and the creation of a strong healthcare system—as growth drivers in the coming years, even as the industry sees green shoots with the revival of infrastructure projects.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

CE industry to de-grow in 2020

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the overall sales of construction equipment in the country in CY2020 are expected to diminish by 15-20 per cent.

We are preparing ourselves for the future

With timely planning and execution, the government will be able to alleviate the current situation and lead the construction market on the road to recovery. Puneet Vidyarthi, Brand Leader, CASE India, CASE Construction Equipment, shares more on the market scenario.

Covid-19 Challenges Revival

The lockdown in the country has entered its third stage on May 4, 2020 in view of the deadly coronavirus pandemic continuing its grip on the country even after the six-week lockdown in two stages.

AJAX is all set to bounce back with resilience

To set the ball rolling, AJAX has become more resilient, adaptive and competitive like ever in this complex and uncertain period of pandemic with resilience and resourcefulness, says Debasis Bhattacharya, Head - Marketing, Sales & Product Support, AJAX Engineering.

We plan to focus on road equipment and backhoe loaders in future

At the time of completing 25 years in construction equipment industry, Action Construction Equipment (ACE) is preparing to focus on new equipment segments in road construction and backhoe loaders.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Our products are intelligent and connected

With one of the six global innovation centres in India and the presence of modern manufacturing set ups here, Eaton is committed to the development of Indian market.

Indian CE Market Overview

In spite of the short-term ups and downs in the market volumes, the construction equipment (CE) industry is expected to touch close to the volume of 140,000 units by 2024-25.

The World Has Changed

While at EXCON 2019, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari brought smiles to the faces of the worried construction equipment (CE) industry captains, the pandemic outbreak has wiped that smile into oblivion.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

Excon 2019 to demonstrate smart technologies for infra growth

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will unveil the 10th edition of South Asia?s largest construction equipment (CE) trade fair Excon 2019 tomorrow in Bengaluru.

ICRA revises outlook on CE sales negative

Industry volumes have contracted by 16 per cent in the key product categories of backhoe loaders, excavators and wheeled loaders.

ICRA sees negative outlook on CE sales

Following a sharp correction in unit sales amidst slowing economic growth and infrastructure investments, both by the public and private sector; and tight liquidity environment, ICRA has revised the outlook on the construction equipment (CE) sector to negative.

The bearing industry outlook is good for next two years

NTN has been a leader in bearings for the construction equipment (CE) segment. Ramnath Shenoy, Executive Director, NTN Bearings India, elaborates more on the products and solutions from the company.

Changing Face of CE Industry

Taking full advantage of the unprecedented connectivity, data analysis, and remote capabilities, construction equipment (CE) industry is poised to take great leaps in productivity and efficiency in the coming decade.